HRD Strategic Development offers coaching, mentoring, strategic planning, training and development to leaders and boards of churches, non-profit organizations and community organizations.  These services are offered through group sessions, cohort modules and one on one sessions. 

HRD Institute


"Training Leaders to Impact the World"


The HRD Institute intentionally brings together the academy and the church for practical instruction and impartation.  Topics covered include church administration, leadership, church advancement and preaching. 

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Rev. Herbert Reynolds Davis, PhD

President, HRD Strategic Development LLC

Founder & Principal Instructor, HRD Institute

Founder and Senior Pastor, Nehemiah Church COGIC


Herbert Reynolds Davis maintains an active academic, ecclesiastical and advocacy profile engaging: Church Planting, Community Organizing and Advocacy, Christian Theology, Leadership Development and Organizational Consulting.  Herbert holds a Bachelor degree in Religion, the Master of Divinity degree, the Doctor of Ministry and the Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership. He has earned professional certification in Leadership Education. 


He served in academia as the Executive Vice President of a Title IV theological institution for more than a decade. Herbert has participated in broad based community organizing for over two decades through Metro IAF (Industrial Areas Foundation), serving on both local and national Strategy Teams.  He regularly speaks to civic and faith-based groups effecting positive spiritual and social change.  He is often requested to offer trainings for church leaders, nonprofit leadership teams and community organizations.  Dr. Davis is the President of HRD Strategic Development LLC which offers training and development for religious organizations, higher education institutions, non-profits and small businesses.  Herbert is the author of three books: The Visitation: Your Defining Moment in the Presence of God; The Christian Leadership Blueprint: Seven Principles for Building Something Great, Transformative, and Lasting; and Graced for This.   


Herbert is ordained in the Church of God in Christ.  He has served faithfully on the local, statewide, national, and international levels for more than thirty years.  Locally he serves as the Senior Pastor of the multicultural Nehemiah Church.  Herbert serves as a District Superintendent and Chairman of Ordination within North Carolina Second Jurisdiction.  He has used his gifts through service both nationally and internationally with the Annual Leadership Conference, World Missions Department, the Pastors and Elders as well as the Education Commission.  Herbert finds greater meaning and inspiration of life from his wife Psiyina and his four adult daughters. 

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HRD Strategic Development LLC

Mailings: 102 Planters CT Durham, NC 27712


Nehemiah Church COGIC

516 North Mangum Street

Durham, NC 27701 ​

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